2024 Conference AGENDA

keynote speakers

John Moon

John Moon Photo

Keynote Dinner Speaker

John Moon is a Managing Director and Head of Morgan Stanley Energy Partners (MSEP). He is based in New York and Houston. Mr. Moon served as a senior member of the Morgan Stanley Capital Partners (MSCP) team from 1998 to 2004 and then rejoined Morgan Stanley in 2008.

Prior to his return to MSCP, Mr. Moon was a Managing Director of Riverstone Holdings where he served on the Investment Committee. Prior to Riverstone, Mr. Moon was a founding partner, Managing Director and member of the Management and Investment Committees of Metalmark Capital.

Mr. Moon is a member of the investment committee of numerous Morgan Stanley alternative investment funds. He is Chairman of the North Haven Energy Capital Fund and serves as a director of portfolio companies operating in a broad range of subsectors of the energy industry.

Prior to joining Morgan Stanley in 1998, Mr. Moon worked in the Investment Banking Division of Goldman Sachs in New York. Mr. Moon holds an A.B. in Economics and an A.M. and Ph.D. in Business Economics from Harvard University. Mr. Moon is an adjunct professor at Columbia Business School.

Rep. Brooks Landgraf

Day 1 Lunch Keynote

Brooks Landgraf, a native of Odessa, Texas, proudly represents Ector, Loving, Ward, and Winkler counties in the Texas House of Representatives. With a background in ranching and law, Landgraf is known for his commitment to West Texas and his advocacy for practical, conservative solutions. He chairs the House Environmental Regulation Committee and serves on several other committees related to transportation, redistricting, and community safety.

Raised in a family with a long history of ranching in the region, Landgraf has deep roots in West Texas. He graduated from Texas A&M University and earned his law degree from St. Mary’s School of Law in San Antonio. He has worked as a business attorney in the oil and gas and healthcare industries, representing local businesses and energy producers.

Landgraf’s dedication to public service extends beyond his legislative duties. He has been recognized for his pro bono work and community involvement, including being named volunteer of the year by Legal Aid and to the inaugural class of “Odessa Under 40” by the Young Professionals of Odessa.

Governor Greg Abbott has praised Landgraf for his leadership and tireless efforts on behalf of West Texans. Landgraf and his wife, Shelby, along with their daughter Hollis Rose, are actively involved in volunteering for local charities and attending church in Odessa. They cherish their West Texas roots and enjoy spending time together on the family cattle ranch.

Rep. Landgraf Headshot 2020

Mark A. Havens, chief clerk

Day 2 Lunch Keynote


Mr. Havens currently serves as Chief Clerk for Texas Land Commissioner, Dawn Buckingham, M.D. Mr. Havens was in private practice before serving as General Counsel and Director of the Oil and Gas Legal Section at the General Land Office.

Mr. Havens speaks frequently throughout the state on topics related to disaster recovery operations, the development of oil and gas on state lands, and legislative impacts to the energy sector.

Prior to receiving his law degree from South Texas College of Law in Houston, Mr. Havens obtained both his undergraduate degree and a Masters in Public Policy and Administration from Baylor University.

Chief Clerk Mark Havens Photo

Featured speakers

1 (4)



Aaron Redman

4 (d2)

Ben Warden


Doug Klepacki


Zacariah Hildenbrand

Commisioner Miller

Sid Miller

2 (1)



Adam Jacques


Carroll Martin


Himali M. K. Delanka-Pedige


Ted Wooten

Mike Dyson

Michael Dyson

3 (1)



Adrianne Lopez


Brian Bohm

4 (dd2)

Jake Hendricks


Savannah Woodward

4 (2)



Becky Spurlock


David Miller


Jason Mothersbaugh


Stefan Hussenoeder

2024 schedule rundown

The 2024 conference begins the evening of Tuesday, March 5 and ends Thursday, March 7. Here’s the rundown of the schedule.

Tuesday, March 5, 2024

Welcome Reception
UT Permian Basin Center for Energy and Economic Diversification (CEED)
11105 W Hwy 191, Midland, TX 79705

Wednesday, March 6, 2024

Day 1 Conference Sessions
Bush Convention Center
105 N Main St, Midland, TX 79701

Keynote Dinner
Midland Country Club
One Wildcatter Way,
Midland, TX 79705

Thursday, March 7, 2024

Day 2 Conference Sessions
Bush Convention Center
105 N Main St, Midland, TX 79701

Continuing education credits

The Permian Basin Water In Energy Conference is approved by the AAPL for 3.75 CEUs.

3.75 RL, RPL, or CPL recertification credits

Attendees will need to submit an affidavit of attendance to receive credit.

affidavit of attendance